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Turkey vultures in Zion Canyon

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When I first spotted these birds from the shuttle stop at the Temple of Sinawa in Zion Canyon I was hoping they were California Condors that have taken up residence at the park. Nope -- not big enough. They were turkey vultures. 

So I tossed the 70-300mm telephoto on the camera and reeled off a bunch of shots, most of them horribly exposed (forgot to change settings from earlier). But I was shooting in RAW, meaning I could totally fuck up exposure and save it later in Lightroom.

Which is what I did, along with adding a healthy crop. Yeah, a better closeup of the vultures would be better but this is as good as I could do -- the shot wasn't crisp enough to crop closer. Besides, I like the context -- the viewer knows this photo was taken someplace pretty special. 

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